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Date Title
20/10/2016 Lesson in recycling for two Caterham schools
Students from Hillcroft Primary School and Oakhyrst Grange School, both in Caterham, visited the Council Offices last week to take part in special interactive workshops on recycling.
19/10/2016 How to treat a burn: cool, call and cover
National Burns Awareness Day on 19 October aims to remind people of the importance of administering the right first aid for burns and scalds.
14/10/2016 Ofsted and CQC to inspect Surrey SEND services, 17-21 October 2016
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have announced that they will be inspecting Surrey's special educational needs and disability (SEND) services next week, from 17 to 21 October.

The focus of the inspection will be on two main areas:
14/10/2016 Restart a heart day
As part of Restart a Heart Day on Tuesday 18 October, SECAmb South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is visiting schools and children’s groups in an international cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness drive taking place in October.
14/10/2016 Do you want to make a real and positive difference to someone’s life?
To mark National Shared Lives week, Surrey Choices has launched Recruitment Week from the 17 to 25 October to encourage people to consider making a difference to adults with learning and physical disabilities, mental health needs, dementia or additional needs.
14/10/2016 It’s time to get online!
Get Online Week runs from 17 -23 October and there will be lots of free events taking place across Surrey, showing people how the internet can make life easier, cheaper, healthier and more fun.  

If you would like some help to get online or would like to make better use of things like e-mail to keep in touch with friends and family, or just want to find out what can be done online to make life easier, there are plenty of opportunities for you to brush up your skills.
14/10/2016 New £20,000 sports area for local children in Hurst Green
Local children will soon be able to take advantage of improved sports facilities at Mill Lane playing field in Hurst Green.
14/10/2016 Local Plan second consultation and key dates
The next stage of the Local Plan is about to get underway, with a second consultation which gives you an opportunity to comment on sites being considered as part of the plan.
14/10/2016 Annual Community Safety Review
Tandridge District Council is inviting businesses and residents to an Annual Community Safety Review being held on Tuesday 1 November at the Council Offices, Oxted. It is being hosted by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and starts at 6.30pm with refreshments, followed by the meeting at 7pm.
11/10/2016 Helping hand at home
 Do you or an elderly parent need a little extra support to do everyday things at home? Or maybe you need more help because of a health condition or disability? Knowing where you can go for help is a vital step in remaining happy, healthy and independent.
10/10/2016 Free nasal spray flu vaccine at school
Children from the age of five up to eight are being offered the flu vaccine this winter to help protect against the flu.  It’s easy for parents to make sure their children are protected– all you need to do is fill in the consent form included with the letter received from the school. The vaccine is a nasal spray which is also quick and easy to administer.
4/10/2016 Changes to the National Minimum Wage
On Saturday 1 October, the government introduced increases to the National Minimum Wage rates of pay. It is the minimum pay per hour all workers are entitled to by law, depending on their age and whether they are an apprentice. 
4/10/2016 Find out about a pioneering dementia trial
People from across Surrey and North East Hampshire are invited to two information events to learn more about a ground breaking NHS dementia trial using smart technology. 
29/9/2016 Fined £1,074 for flytipping
On 20 September at Redhill Magistrates’ Court, Jordan Gibson of Green Lane, Shipley Bridge, Horley RH6 9TJ, pleaded guilty to flytipping. He was fined £400 for dumping waste, £150 for not being a registered carrier and £100 for failing to provide a written description of the waste. The Council was awarded costs of £384 and Gibson also has to pay £40 to the victim support fund.
28/9/2016 New SEND Local Offer website launches
Do you need advice and support for a child or young person with special educational needs or a disability (SEND), but are unsure where to start? Head to the new SEND Local Offer website which is packed with everything you need to know about the services and support available for 0 to 25 year-olds with SEND in Surrey. 
28/9/2016 Committee agrees to 12 month exemption from Council Tax for flood victims
Last night's Resources Committee agreed to give a Council Tax discount of up to 12 months to all homeowners who had to leave their property or remained in part of their home following flood damage.